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Soldiers at Siachen, LoC cast votes as service voters

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Srinagar: In a first-of-its-kind the Election Commission of India provided the facility to the troops deployed in far flung, remote and inhospitable terrain to download their ballot papers online, vote and forward the ballot papers to their respective Electoral Returning Officers through post, a defense spokesman said in a statement issued here today.

Braving the severe weather conditions and undeterred by the ceasefire violations, the soldiers enthusiastically cast their votes for parliamentary elections; exhibiting the strength of the democratic process, he said.

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